GeoServer 2.6.1

Open source server that will help you connect information to the Geospatial Web
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GeoServer is an easy to use, handy open source server built to connect you with the Geospatial web. It can be used to edit and publish data by open standards.

You information can be visualized in a large variety of formats, like maps or even geospatial data.

It supports  WFS-T and WMS open protocols from the OGC and it can be used to produce PNG, PDF, GML, KML, SVG and JPEG, among others.

Main features:

  • Fully compliant to WMS, WFS (1.0 and 1.1) and WCS specifications, as tested by the CITE conformance tests.
  • Easy to use web-based configuration tool - no need to touch long, complicated config files.
  • Mature support for PostGIS, Shapefile, ArcSDE, DB2 and Oracle.
  • VPF, MySQL, MapInfo, and Cascading WFS are also supported formats.
  • On the fly reprojection, with an embedded EPSG database supporting hundreds of projections by default.
  • Web Map output as jpeg, gif, png, SVG, GeoJSON GeoRSS.
  • Excellent Google Earth Support
  • Raw vector data available as GML and zipped Shapefiles through the WFS.
  • WCS and WMS Raster support, including support for
  • Anti-aliased images.
  • Integrated OpenLayers as a default ajax viewer.
  • Standards compliant 'by default' - no need to figure out complex configuration options just to serve basic data.
  • Streaming data readers: no memory bound limit to the amount of data that can be returned.
  • Full SLD support, both user defined (POST and GET), as well as used in styling configuration.
  • Full Filter support on all data formats in WFS (but optimized for backend format where possible).
  • Support for atomic database transactions through the standard WFS-T protocol, available on all data formats.
  • Long Transactions through a full implementation of the Locking portion of the WFS specification.
  • Innovative Validation Engine that checks inserted features against a configured set of topological and attributed based rules, to maintain backend integrity.
  • Java (J2EE) servlet-based, can run in any servlet container.
  • Designed for extension, source code that's a pleasure to read.
  • Easy to write new data formats with GeoTools DataStore interfaces and helper classes, making GeoServer the standards based interface to legacy data.
  • No need to recompile to support more data formats, GeoTools DataStores instantly plug-in to GeoServer, even showing up as an option in the configuration gui.
  • True open source development style, built by a strong community, that you can join and become a part of, tailoring GeoServer for your needs.
  • Documentation that details everything in easy to understand language.
  • Active email lists for quick support.
  • Commercial grade installation, support, customization and improvements available from an eco-system of companies, non-profits, and consulting individuals.

last updated on:
November 26th, 2014, 10:05 GMT
file size:
109 MB
license type:
developed by:
Chris Holmes
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Universal Binary
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What's New in version 2.6.0
  • Bug fixes:
  • [GEOS-5571] - GwcSettingsPage WicketException if the user adds a new standard gridset
  • [GEOS-6245] - Not reporting correct style width/height in GetCaps
  • [GEOS-6379] - Unable to add new default gridsets
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